I really appreciate everyone's input and background. From the stories, the space, and the power it does sound like I'm going to scale back the initial machine to purchase. We will still need lathe work to compliment his mill, but a 2008 Mazak 200-MSY may still be both too much, too big (amps) and too complicated.
A Tormach 15L Slant Pro I think is probably too small for the 4" diameter, 6" long stock to turn down for a hub, and there is no tailstock.
With that in mind, what make/model/year would be some good recommendations?
What kind of hub, I do hubs in a femco wt35/70 have 2, but how you compete with China
is not the 90s, i opened i 99 and any fool could make a living, now is almost impossible
a piece of aluminum 8in by 2.25 =$60. some places want it $75., you need to search internet
for products and cost and see if you can do better, takes small fortune to make product now, and
there is no guarantee of surviving seems to me there is not enough money out there, people is buying
basic stuff, but no luxury items, only the rich but there not too many.